Family, Criminal & Children's Court Attorneys Since 1991

Why are empty nest divorces increasing?

On Behalf of | Sep 27, 2023 | Divorce |

If you are an empty nester in Wisconsin, you may feel restless because of your newfound freedom. Many couples translate this feeling into not knowing how to address their children, foregoing any serious discussion. However, empty nester divorces still require explanation..

The reasons behind empty next divorces

Couples often question their relationships with their spouses when their children have matured and moved out of the family home. These feelings are common and often lead to divorce when spouses can’t reconcile their feelings. Reconciling your feelings is an essential consideration to moving ahead in your life.

When navigating your feelings, consider the following:

  • Non-traditional relationships are okay and should be stigmatized
  • Don’t ignore financial considerations, including children’s college tuition bills
  • Remain optimistic, no matter what you face

Those going through a divorce should realize that it is okay to redefine their lives. Relationship experts point out that you should refrain from ascribing to value judgments about what is good or bad. Remember to keep the lines of communication open with your spouse and realize that divorce will come with financial implications that you haven’t previously encountered.

Property division is still necessary

Many older couples go through no-fault divorce, but even if your split isn’t contentious, you still must go through negotiations for property division. Among the issues that older couples will face include splitting retirement, savings and investment accounts. Some couples may have accumulated multiple real estate properties. The accumulation of such assets can lengthen your divorce negotiations.

If you have accumulated many assets, consider working with a mediator or a financial professional to help facilitate your property division. These individuals can help you understand how to achieve an equitable split and may even reduce the overall cost of your divorce.